Hallgarth Reading Group

As part of the Get Into Reading project, James Freeley has set up  Durham Readers Together. He writes to tell us about a new group of poetry judges.

In March 2008, our cooperation with the teen poetry group in the Clayport Library in Durham resulted in our initial Hallgarth Poetry Award. The entrants submitted their work for judging by, yes, senior residents of my Poetry Reading Group at Hallgarth Care Home.

They were meticulous in their criteria and a winner was declared. The presentation was in the Clayport Library on 16th April, followed by another event in Hallgarth Care Home.

Caitriona and judges

The award was handed over by our oldest member, Edith Higgins from her wheelchair . The winner is 14 years old , Catriona Ryan who will have a shining future in poetry. Congratulations!

Visit James’ Durham Readers Together blog.

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